There can never be too many parenting tips for any types of parents, fresh or seasoned because you're raising a damn human being after all. And with a task requiring so much responsibility, no advice is better learned than through a process of tedious trial and error. While everybody tries to convince you that being a parent is one of life's most beautiful and rewarding journeys and nothing can replicate the joy of creating and nurturing a new life and watching it blossom, the bitter truth is that dealing with crazy kids on a daily basis is not all sunshine and rainbows.

There are guaranteed to be occasions when your little angel's halo slips, to reveal the spawn of Satan within. This list of parenting memes and funny fails while trying to raise a decent human being, compiled by Bored Panda, will have parents nodding their heads with a wry sympathy, as the moments in these funny photos sum up what kind of epic fails often come with being a parent. Scroll down below to check the funny kids and distraught parents out for yourself, and don't forget to vote for your faves!

#1

"I Went To The Bathroom And Forgot To Shut The Door"

"I Went To The Bathroom And Forgot To Shut The Door"

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boredhuman
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2 years ago

Excuse Me Sir, Do You Have a Moment to Talk About Jesus Christ?

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#2

Momming Ain't Easy

Momming Ain't Easy

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Hans
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2 years ago

This picture deserves to be #1. It happens to the best.

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#3

"Mom, He's Too Hot And He Needs A Fan." Imagine Waking Up To This

"Mom, He's Too Hot And He Needs A Fan." Imagine Waking Up To This

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MagicalUnicorn
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2 years ago

that's kinda awesome

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#4

I Heard This Kid Yelling For His Dad At Lowe’s, I Went Looking For Him And...

I Heard This Kid Yelling For His Dad At Lowe’s, I Went Looking For Him And...

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Impressive climbing skills. As a parent I would shit my pants, though.

Molly Block
Community Member
2 years ago

There are some toilets right there next to the shelving if you need one, Hans! LOL This kid, he is trouble! Isn't scared of anything.

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
2 years ago

Anyhoo, that's when I had my first heart attack.

Dave van Es
Community Member
2 years ago

See, daddy? I told you I was spiderman

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

Lol Why don't you have more upvotes?

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S Bagci
Community Member
2 years ago

Get that kid in gymnastics now. I'm serious that is how great gymnasts start, they climb everything and are fearless.

Hendra Lim
Community Member
2 years ago

i loved to climb and jump over 3m high when still kids, now i'm afraid of heights over 2m high

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boredhuman
Community Member
2 years ago

Is that a walkie-talkie in his hand? So he has someone helping him.

Katie O'Brien
Community Member
2 years ago

“I found the one you wanted dad. It was in stock, they just didn’t want to use the lift... now they have to!” Lmao

Jacquelyn Gee
Community Member
2 years ago

Ha!

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Savant
Community Member
2 years ago

"Plan B"

Jeff__Coon
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

((record scratch)) "Yeah, that's me. This was the start of it all..."

Sabrina Tobar
Community Member
2 years ago

Seeing the dads posture...makes me think it's not the first time he does something like this!!

Brigitta Swart
Community Member
2 years ago

Who leaves their child unattended for that long?

Martha Riche
Community Member
2 years ago

With some kids, it only takes a second or two and they're gone, I know, I raised one just like this!

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XEOFIRE XEOCHANGE
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2 years ago

Where is the parent?

Sue Edwards-Catt
Community Member
2 years ago

🎵 Spider-kid, spider-kid, does whatever a spider-kid does 🎵

Tim Douglass
Community Member
2 years ago

I love the irony of the "Plan B" on the sign the father is leaning on.

Rebekah
Community Member
2 years ago

I had one of these. I swear, he only needed me to sneeze, and he was off.

Eulalie Grace
Community Member
2 years ago

Our son was such a handful, too. I could not take my eyes off him for a second. If he were little, all the bumps and bruises he got as a tot would have sent me to prison for child abuse :) He was fearless, and still is.

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Kirstin Steward
Community Member
2 years ago

how did he do that!?! i am 11 and i would never be able to climb up there!

Alex Wang
Community Member
2 years ago

He's light

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
2 years ago

Someone sign that kid up for rock-climbing classes!

Molly Block
Community Member
2 years ago

That is the Dad wearing the AEC shirt, and I believe they are waiting for a forklift, hahah. If I was the dad, I'd be looking for one of those flat wooden paint stir sticks to beat his a** with!

Martha Riche
Community Member
2 years ago

If you look just to the left of the Dad, there is an employee with a lift getting ready to get the kid down!

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NWB
Community Member
2 years ago

I see my kid doing this....

FortnitePlayerGirl
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh no

Ralph Spooner
Community Member
2 years ago

My dad would have told me "You got yourself up there, now get yourself down, I'm checking out". He would have not been worried about me. We had two HUGE live oaks in our backyard that me and all the other kids in the neighborhood had made into our playground. One of the beauties of living in a small town in the deep south in the late 50's through the early 70's.

snoozy womble
Community Member
2 years ago

I can see how that would happen.

Monette Mestas
Community Member
2 years ago

You turn your eye for one second...

Roxy
Community Member
2 years ago

It would have taken him awhile for him to climb up there, why would the parent(s) not have noticed their child gone?! Even if he's quick, fast climber, I wouldn't take my eyes off my kids long enough for them to climb up there!

Martha Riche
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh, Roxy, hahaha...believe me, there ARE kids out there who are that fast! And the parents probably did notice he was gone but were looking at floor level as most parents would.

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Scorpesh
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

The man in red vest has totally lost it,just do what ever you want kid!

Barbara Bacigalupo
Community Member
2 years ago

I'd brain the Dad for not watching the kid better !

Cameron Blackburn
Community Member
2 years ago

holy shirt

Martha Riche
Community Member
2 years ago

Nope, some kids are just this quick & determined...the kind that need a harness & leash, which btw, they do make for kids.

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glowworm2
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2 years ago

"Whatever you do, Billy, don't jump!"

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

"What did you say, Dad? Jump?"

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Josie Newburn
Community Member
1 year ago

i wouldnt even be mad

prevent the toast
Community Member
1 year ago

legend

Éva Nemes
Community Member
1 year ago

Pfff, idiot kid, and idiot dad too.

Michelle Line
Community Member
2 years ago

Get him to the climbing gym asap!

blue-stars
Community Member
2 years ago

How’d that kid get up there?!

Lachlan Steininger
Community Member
2 years ago

Just how?

Joyce Stewart
Community Member
2 years ago

OMG! That could have been something my kids would have done. It was like living with two monkeys in the house.

Nostalgic Hyena
Community Member
2 years ago

He's just like "How the hell did I get here?"

Martha Hawkinson-Michau
Community Member
2 years ago

I can see my six year old nephew doing that. He has the impulse control of, well, a six year old boy.

PeachPossum
Community Member
2 years ago

At least they haven't a shortage of ladders...

Pat Wooster
Community Member
2 years ago

How in hell did he get up there?

RottieRebel
Community Member
2 years ago

Did anyone else notice the Plan B next to the dad?

Jeannie Carle
Community Member
2 years ago

What Hans said LOL

Brenda Owens
Community Member
2 years ago

If he were my kid, he’d be grounded for a week and a half.

Ana M
Community Member
2 years ago

I hope mom is not around.

furrybumkins
Community Member
2 years ago

I'd say leave him there and get him only after he turns 18.

Susan L. Miller
Community Member
2 years ago

No more Spider Man movies for you, kid!

Kenneth V. Jørgensen
Community Member
2 years ago

:-) :-)

Roberto Durante
Community Member
2 years ago

Now jump. I get you

Martha Riche
Community Member
2 years ago

This would be my grandson, guaranteed. He's just like his dad was, climbs EVERYTHING!!!

Sue Clasen
Community Member
2 years ago

You better get a climbing wall to practise for him.....

Flavia Slag
Community Member
2 years ago

Dad keeping an eye on the kid. Wait until mommy finds out.

Oscar Goytia
Community Member
2 years ago

how the fuck?

Auður Guðgeirsdóttir
Community Member
2 years ago

Framthíðar Dreki ;)

Furkan
Community Member
2 years ago

True survivor!

Hendra Lim
Community Member
2 years ago

how the hell he can be up there? hahahahahaha

Nicole
Community Member
2 years ago

That's impressive

Betsy Knox
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh my gosh, that would have been me!

Giselle Grilli
Community Member
2 years ago

Bran Stark?

Kyana Winter
Community Member
2 years ago

Holy. Crap. How the hell did he get up there??!!

Susann Campbell
Community Member
2 years ago

If I knew my kid got up there on his own I would tell him to get back down right now and watch closely so I could catch him if he falls. And pray he won't fall. After that I would tell the manager that there is a stair way to the top for anyone to climb and it should be moved. Then I would than Jesus that no one was hurt.

Gerry Higgins
Community Member
2 years ago

all boy

Elena Adams
Community Member
2 years ago

Is he holding a pipe in his hand?

Jacquelyn Gee
Community Member
2 years ago

Walkie talkie

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#5

Bring A Toddler To A Wedding They Said, It Will Be Cute They Said

Bring A Toddler To A Wedding They Said, It Will Be Cute They Said

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FortnitePlayerGirl
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2 years ago

God that scared me

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#6

My Friend Got Tired Of His Kids Losing The Remotes

My Friend Got Tired Of His Kids Losing The Remotes

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Bored Fox
Community Member
2 years ago

To be honest this is a great idea. I do't have any kids but the remotes are still always missing.

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#7

Sometimes You Get A Playpen To Keep The Kid Out

Sometimes You Get A Playpen To Keep The Kid Out

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

"challenge accepted"

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#8

Don't Let Your Child Use Your Laptop

Don't Let Your Child Use Your Laptop

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Steve
Community Member
2 years ago

I have a daughter, and I know only too well how all my possessions are now forfeit, but that laptop looks AMAZING.

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#9

Daughter’s First Camping Trip. This Is How She Wakes Me Up At 6:15 In The Morning

Daughter’s First Camping Trip. This Is How She Wakes Me Up At 6:15 In The Morning

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OOF
Community Member
2 years ago

I mean, who wouldn't? ITS DORITOS!

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#10

Kept Track Of How Many Times My 3-Year-Old Asked Me “Why?” In One Day

Kept Track Of How Many Times My 3-Year-Old Asked Me “Why?” In One Day

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Why?

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#11

Actual Photo Of Me Waiting For My Daughter To Finish Her Homework

Actual Photo Of Me Waiting For My Daughter To Finish Her Homework

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

To me she looks very diligent. :)

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#12

Toddler Gets Ahold Of Lipstick

Toddler Gets Ahold Of Lipstick

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Kristy P
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2 years ago

(cue music) "The baby in redddddd is dancing with meeeee"

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#13

Son To My Wife: "Mommy , Let's Play Army Guys. You Can Be This Guy Because He's Vacuuming."

Son To My Wife: "Mommy , Let's Play Army Guys. You Can Be This Guy Because He's Vacuuming."

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Mountain Hippie
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2 years ago

Actually, I think he's ice curling.

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#14

My Cousins Had A Paint Party At Their Daycare And Now They Look Like A Cartoon Character When A Bomb Explodes

My Cousins Had A Paint Party At Their Daycare And Now They Look Like A Cartoon Character When A Bomb Explodes

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John Doe
Community Member
2 years ago

hang in there kids, we've all been there :)

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#15

I Fed My Kid Real Food For The First Time

I Fed My Kid Real Food For The First Time

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OOF
Community Member
2 years ago

THE HORROR OF BRUSSEL SPROUTS

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#16

Have A Baby They Said... It Will Be Fun They Said.... (Decibel Meter For Reference)

Have A Baby They Said... It Will Be Fun They Said.... (Decibel Meter For Reference)

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naomi Olumbori
Community Member
2 years ago

Holy crap that's loud! 85dB is the noise level when the ear hairs cell gets damaged, making you slightly deafer. At the moment, that baby is as loud as a nightclub! XD

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#17

Motherf**ing 3-Year-Olds

Motherf**ing 3-Year-Olds

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Bonnie Blue Bird
Community Member
2 years ago

At least it's fruit and not candy

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#18

I Am A Lawyer, My Son Told Me He Had To Tell Me Something, But First Wanted Me To Sign This

I Am A Lawyer, My Son Told Me He Had To Tell Me Something, But First Wanted Me To Sign This

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Lime
Community Member
2 years ago

That's cute

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#19

Baking & Prepping For Her 1-Year-Old's Birthday Party

Baking & Prepping For Her 1-Year-Old's Birthday Party

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Zhila Kusto
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2 years ago

😂😂😂😂😂 I like ur mug

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#20

We Got These Bathroom Doors Because We Thought They Were Trendy. That Was Before We Had A Toddler

We Got These Bathroom Doors Because We Thought They Were Trendy. That Was Before We Had A Toddler

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Katie Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

But then literally anyone can see you on the loo. And you can see all your guests on the loo. Bit weird no?

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#21

My Wife Cutting My Daughter's Skirt Out Of A Scooter Axle On Mother's Day

My Wife Cutting My Daughter's Skirt Out Of A Scooter Axle On Mother's Day

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jamie1707
Community Member
2 years ago

the look on Mom's face!

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#22

My 4-Year-Old Found Permanent Markers And Is So Proud That He Is Now Darth Maul

My 4-Year-Old Found Permanent Markers And Is So Proud That He Is Now Darth Maul

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John Doe
Community Member
2 years ago

close enough

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#23

One Picture Has Never Encapsulated My Life As A Parent More

One Picture Has Never Encapsulated My Life As A Parent More

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LittleLightOfLife _
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2 years ago (edited)

Doc McStuffins is like 'burn kid. . . BURN"

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#24

“Mum, I’m Going To Boil An Egg To Have On Toast” Me Yelling Back From The Bathroom “Just Give Me A Sec & I’ll Show “Boom”

“Mum, I’m Going To Boil An Egg To Have On Toast” Me Yelling Back From The Bathroom “Just Give Me A Sec & I’ll Show “Boom”

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Max L.
Community Member
2 years ago

Boiled is boiled..

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#25

Walked In The Bathroom To Find Our Precious Child "Washing" A Book He Found

Walked In The Bathroom To Find Our Precious Child "Washing" A Book He Found

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OOF
Community Member
2 years ago

The books not baby proof

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#26

The Joys Of Parenting

The Joys Of Parenting

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Kristy P
Community Member
2 years ago

My friend told me that her 2 year old stopped just inside the doors of Walmart the other day, lay down on the floor and licked it. I don't know how kids survive the "mouthy" stage, so many germs. Lol

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#27

Girls' Room Wasn't Getting Warm So I Took Apart Their Vent, I Now Have A Great Way To Illustrate What It's Like To Have Four Children

Girls' Room Wasn't Getting Warm So I Took Apart Their Vent, I Now Have A Great Way To Illustrate What It's Like To Have Four Children

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OOF
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow..

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#28

The One And Only Time I Forgot To Put Up The Baby Gate Before I Showered

The One And Only Time I Forgot To Put Up The Baby Gate Before I Showered

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OOF
Community Member
2 years ago

Cool shirt!

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#29

I Gave My 2-Year-Old A Slice Of Cheese To Eat While She Was Watching Some Paw Patrol. Then I Checked On Her A Minute Later

I Gave My 2-Year-Old A Slice Of Cheese To Eat While She Was Watching Some Paw Patrol. Then I Checked On Her A Minute Later

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Carol Emory
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2 years ago

I'm just going to save this cheese for later by putting it on the wall right there!

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#30

My Daughter Found The Diaper Cream

My Daughter Found The Diaper Cream

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W. 5
Community Member
2 years ago

At least you can put your kid in a bathtub. :-) I rubbed it into the carpet and couch when I was two...my poor mom... (My explanation: I wanted to "help cleaning".)

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#31

My Husband Left The Nesquick Out

My Husband Left The Nesquick Out

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Fab mustache

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#32

My Baby Ordered 94 Dollars Worth Of Pizza Off An App Called Slice That Doesn’t Ask For Payment Info Verification When Placing An Order

My Baby Ordered 94 Dollars Worth Of Pizza Off An App Called Slice That Doesn’t Ask For Payment Info Verification When Placing An Order

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boredhuman
Community Member
2 years ago

So...the problem is?

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#33

My Nephew Woke Up From His Nap With A Sippy Cup Nobody Had Seen For 3 Weeks

My Nephew Woke Up From His Nap With A Sippy Cup Nobody Had Seen For 3 Weeks

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Kjorn
Community Member
2 years ago

still have milk in it?... or yogurt? or cheese?

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#34

Why Is She Upset? Because She Can’t Have The Corn Oil That She Is Convinced Is Apple Juice

Why Is She Upset? Because She Can’t Have The Corn Oil That She Is Convinced Is Apple Juice

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Gerry Higgins
Community Member
2 years ago

Give her some. Might teach her to believe you next time.

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#35

30 Pairs Of My Kid's Socks. Not A Single Pair. I Don't Even Remember Us Buying So Many Socks

30 Pairs Of My Kid's Socks. Not A Single Pair. I Don't Even Remember Us Buying So Many Socks

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Bonnie Blue Bird
Community Member
2 years ago

I like to buy all the same socks so u only need two socks to have a match.

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#36

Shopping Is Hard

Shopping Is Hard

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Taryn Wallace
Community Member
2 years ago

Ok I have a serious question and I don't want to sound snotty. Why do parents let their children do this? If I hung onto a cart while my mom was trying to shop she would have picked my butt up hauled me either to the car or the nearest bathroom and swatted my butt... also...I never would have done this because my parents would have never allowed it. I'm confused as to how this happens?

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#37

I Got One Child To Nap, The Other One Is Stubborn

I Got One Child To Nap, The Other One Is Stubborn

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glowworm2
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2 years ago

Dad's face is priceless!

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#38

Thug Life

Thug Life

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johan malherbe
Community Member
2 years ago

im more shocked by the fact that a 2 years old was in a situation where he could use a shredder, without supervision....

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#39

I Swear I Don't Know Where He Learned This

I Swear I Don't Know Where He Learned This

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Carol Emory
Community Member
2 years ago

Well..you don't eat the core of an apple or the cob of the corn do you?

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#40

Take Your Child To Work Day Summed Up In One Photo

Take Your Child To Work Day Summed Up In One Photo

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OOF
Community Member
2 years ago

Yep, pretty much

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#41

Today I Learned That If You Let Your Child Pour Their Own Syrup They Will Invent “Pancake Soup”

Today I Learned That If You Let Your Child Pour Their Own Syrup They Will Invent “Pancake Soup”

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OOF
Community Member
2 years ago

Ooh I wanna try! 10/10 Gordian Ramsey would love it!

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#42

The Moment When You Realized Your Toddler Spent 30 Minutes Trying To Unlock Your iPad

The Moment When You Realized Your Toddler Spent 30 Minutes Trying To Unlock Your iPad

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BlackestDawn
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2 years ago

Ouch, try again in almost 5 and a half days.

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#43

How My Kids See My Car

How My Kids See My Car

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Mia Hamsa
Community Member
2 years ago

I see your "garbage slot" and raise you a "cheese making compartment made with spilled milk" *barf*

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#44

Badass Little Cousin

Badass Little Cousin

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WhiteMoonStar
Community Member
2 years ago

That's not badass. That's a little brat.

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#45

When You’ve Got Glass Shower Doors And A Toddler That Won’t Stay Out

When You’ve Got Glass Shower Doors And A Toddler That Won’t Stay Out

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Max L.
Community Member
2 years ago

Winner

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#46

This Apple My Son Was "Done With"

This Apple My Son Was "Done With"

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OOF
Community Member
2 years ago

Why... just why

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#47

Naps With A 4-Year-Old

Naps With A 4-Year-Old

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Giorgio Prodoti
Community Member
2 years ago

beautiful mom

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#48

She Was Being So Quiet, We Thought She Fell Asleep. Nope, Just Silently Applying Butt Paste To Her Face

She Was Being So Quiet, We Thought She Fell Asleep. Nope, Just Silently Applying Butt Paste To Her Face

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Melisa K.
Community Member
2 years ago

That's usually when I am the most worried and I will check on him so many times lol when they are so quiet... and usually it is with good reason, and he is definitely NOT asleep.

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#49

When You Find Your Pants In The Toilet After Asking Your Toddler To Help You With Laundry

When You Find Your Pants In The Toilet After Asking Your Toddler To Help You With Laundry

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Fair enough

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#50

This Is What Happens When You Put A 7-Year-Old In Charge Of Dishwasher Duty

This Is What Happens When You Put A 7-Year-Old In Charge Of Dishwasher Duty

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Wil Vanderheijden
Community Member
2 years ago

And that's when you call them over and show them what happened and explain how to load the dishwasher properly. Like you should have done before giving the duty.

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